explains the mysteries of the global economy for NPR's Planet Money.
As a reporter for the team, Chace knows how to find compelling stories in unlikely places, including a lollipop factory in Ohio struggling to stay open, a pasta plant in Italy where everyone calls in sick, and a recording studio in New York mixing Rihanna's next hit.
In 2008, Chace came to NPR to work as an intern on Weekend Edition Saturday.
As a production assistant on NPR's
Arts Desk, she
developed a beat covering popular music and co-created Pop Off, a regular feature about hit songs for Morning Edition.
shocked the music industry when she
convinced the famously reclusive Lauren Hill to sit down for an interview.
economic training on the job.
reported for NPR's
Business Desk, then began to contribute to Planet Money
Since then Chace
has also pitched in to cover breaking news for the network.
reported live from New York during Hurricane Sandy and from Colorado during the 2012 Presidential election.
There is much speculation on the Internet about where Chace
picked up her
explains that it's a proprietary blend: a New England family, a Manhattan childhood, college at Oberlin in Ohio, and a first job as a teacher in a Philadelphia high school.
Planet Money's Zoe Chace has the story.
, BYLINE: You might imagine that such an ordinary thing like a raisin works the same way lots of other stuff works.
The raisin grower takes his
sun-dried grapes and sells them, as many as he
can to whoever wants them.